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McEvoy's contract extended by Spurs

John Fallon

Published 02/04/2015 | 02:30

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has shown his faith in Kenny McEvoy by handing the Waterford-born winger an 18-month contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur.

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The Ireland U-21 player has watched his former youth team colleagues Harry Kane and Ryan Mason progress to the first-team and believes he can follow suit.

After making the bench for two UEFA Cup ties last term, the 21-year-old has gone on loan at Peterborough United and Colchester United.

He recently returned to Tottenham, scoring for the U-21s at Old Trafford in their 1-1 draw against a Manchester United side featuring Radamel Falcao.

"Less than two years ago, I was playing in the same team as Harry and Ryan," said the 21-year-old.

"They've had to be patient for their chance to come and so will I.

"Ryan Mason is only getting a regular run now and he's almost 24. Many of his loan moves didn't work out, same as Andros Townsend.

"Harry was always a natural goalscorer for the youth team we played together in but at a top Premier League club like Tottenham these days you have to wait your chance.

"The gaffer (Pochettino) saw me score against Notts Forest in an Under-21 game recently and has given me a new contract. That shows he must have belief in me."


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